Embeded System Design (CMPE434) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Embeded System Design CMPE434 2 2 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Introducing a modern approach to embedded system design, presenting software design and hardware design in a unified manner by covering trends and challenges.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Providing an overall view (form a "system point of view") of the realization and applications of embedded systems.
  • Understanding the design and use of single-purpose processors ("hardware") and general-purpose processors ("software")
  • Describing memories and buses
  • Illustrating hardware/software tradeoffs using a digital camera example
  • Discussing advanced computation models, controls systems, chip technologies, and modern design tools
Course Content Embedded systems and their applications, metrics of embedded systems, components of embedded systems, realization of embedded systems, PCB technologies, simulation, emulation, rapid prototyping, testing and certification examples of realizations optimized for different applications, analysis of development costs and times, laboratory work on specif

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Embedded systems overview Main text, Chapter 1
2 Custom Single-purpose processors: Hardware Chapter 2
3 General-purpose processors: Software Chapter 3
4 Standard single-purpose processors: Peripherals Chapter 4
5 Memory chapter 5
6 Interfacing Chapter 6
7 Interfacing Chapter 6
8 Digital camera example Chapter 7
9 State machine and concurrent process models Chapter 8
10 State machine and concurrent process models Chapter 8
11 Control systems chapter 9
12 IC technology chapter 10
13 Design technology chapter 11
14 Design technology chapter 11


Course Book 1. Embedded System Design: A Unified Donanım/Yazılım Introduction, Frank Vahid and Tony Givargis, John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
Other Sources 2. 1- Wayne Wolf , “Computer As Components: Principles of Embedded Computer System Design”, Morgan Kaufmann, 2001
3. 2- High-Performance Embedded Computing: Architectures, Applications, and Methodologies, Wayne Wolf, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2006
4. 3- Embedded System Design ; Peter Marwedel, Springer, 2006
5. 4- Programming Embedded Systems in C and C++ by Michael Barr, O'Reilly, 1999
6. 5- Embedded Systems Building Blocks, Jean J. Labrosse, CMP Books, Dec-1999

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory 1 10
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and mechatronics engineering; an ability to apply the theoretical and applied knowledge of mathematics, science and mechatronics engineering to model and analyze mechatronics engineering problems. X
2 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems. X
3 An ability to design a complex system, product, component or process to meet the requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; an ability to apply contemporary design methodologies; an ability to implement effective engineering creativity techniques in mechatronics engineering. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include economics, environment, sustainability, producibility, ethics, human health, social and political problems.) X
4 An ability to develop, select and use modern techniques, skills and tools for application of mechatronics engineering and robot technologies; an ability to use information and communications technologies effectively. X
5 An ability to design experiments, perform experiments, collect and analyze data and assess the results for investigated problems on mechatronics engineering and robot technologies. X
6 An ability to work effectively on single disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; an ability for individual work; ability to communicate and collaborate/cooperate effectively with other disciplines and scientific/engineering domains or working areas, ability to work with other disciplines. X
7 An ability to express creative and original concepts and ideas effectively in Turkish and English language, oral and written. X
8 An ability to reach information on different subjects required by the wide spectrum of applications of mechatronics engineering, criticize, assess and improve the knowledge-base; consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning; monitoring the developments on science and technology; awareness on entrepreneurship, innovative and sustainable development and ability for continuous renovation. X
9 Be conscious on professional and ethical responsibility, competency on improving professional consciousness and contributing to the improvement of profession itself. X
10 A knowledge on the applications at business life such as project management, risk management and change management and competency on planning, managing and leadership activities on the development of capabilities of workers who are under his/her responsibility working around a project. X
11 Knowledge about the global, societal and individual effects of mechatronics engineering applications on the human health, environment and security and cultural values and problems of the era; consciousness on these issues; awareness of legal results of engineering solutions. X
12 Competency on defining, analyzing and surveying databases and other sources, proposing solutions based on research work and scientific results and communicate and publish numerical and conceptual solutions. X
13 Consciousness on the environment and social responsibility, competencies on observation, improvement and modify and implementation of projects for the society and social relations and be an individual within the society in such a way that planing, improving or changing the norms with a criticism. X
14 A competency on developing strategy, policy and application plans on the mechatronics engineering and evaluating the results in the context of qualitative processes. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 4 64
Laboratory 2 10 20
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 130